Expat couple living in Saudi. Lots of trips to Asia and Africa and recentl yEcuador and Galapagos.. We stay inexpensively alot, plan our own stuff and drive ourselves when we can. But having a tour company and driver has a definite appeal a fair amunt of the time we are finding.
We always seem to show up during unrest and disaster on a nmber of trips, but it has never been a problem.........yet.
Almost all of Africa, Galapagos, New Orleans and NYC, any place with a nice beach